Nelson Russell (1897 - 1971):
Nelson Russell was born in Lisburn, County Antrim and was educated at Campbell College, Belfast. In 1915 he joined the Royal Irish Fusiliers and won the Military Cross in 1916 for having led the first day-light raid of the First World War. In 1923 he played hockey for Ireland and the following year represented the Gentlemen of Ireland at cricket. He was given command of the 38th Irish Brigade who fought in Sicily in 1942 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order the following year. He commanded a Territorial Army brigade after the Second World War and from 1951 to 1968 was Sergeant-at-Arms in the Northern Ireland Parliament. He died in Newcastle, County Down.
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